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The vast slate wastelands of North West Wales are a place where legends are set.
It is a place shaped by industrial history and Celtic myth.
Here a village has been lost in time following a massive quarry disaster which tore a rift between our world and the Celtic Otherworld.
Now in the 21st century a young woman is brought to her ancestral home within this village to claim her inheritance.: to become the Druidess responsible for keeping back the Otherworld. ..
Black Valley is a novel set in Garland Stone's Borderland creative universe.
Other novels exploring the same contemporary Celtic Mythology include Witch Sight, Folk Devil and Borderland.
Black Valley Cover Art by Christian Pinchbeck
Cwm Du Map Art by Sophia Wulf
Black Valley is set in Gwynedd in North West Wales, setting for many of the mythical stories of the Mabinogion.
Black Valley is a dark fantasy drawing together themes which are reflected in the landscape of these areas of North Wales:
Ancient Celtic Myth, and Industrial Decline.
Cwm Du, ‘The Black Valley’ is a dark place with a dark story.
The north west of Wales saw an industrial revolution based on the quarrying of slate. The result is a landscape of outstanding natural beauty. The area
that remains scarred with quarries and massive slate waste tips. The area is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Black Valley is the story of Cwm Du, a place lost in time, whose industry has been destroyed, now haunted by its history and mythology. The Celtic Otherworld is opening, and the elder race once banished there, The Gwyllion, are ready to take back our world.
Nothing Can Hold Back the Otherworld - Except You.
Atmospheric telling of Celtic myth and magic. Reminiscent of Lovecraft and Moore. A must read for all story lovers.
J. Canty on Amazon
A good, enjoyable read! Loved the Welsh folklore and the description of the slate mine area certainly allowed me to create the book's main setting in my mind's eye. Once started, I couldn't put down.
Jayne Greenacre on Amazon
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